As video production has become almost completely digital oriented, the need for storage has increased exponentially. So much so that in 1991 the list of metric prefix multipliers(ie;milli, (m) and kilo (k) and mega (M)) has been extended to the power of +24 (septillion) and is growing to +48 in the near future. Will that even be enough?
As I am not an expert in this area, I have referenced the following website: https://www.eetimes.com/author.asp?section_id=36&doc_id=1330462 (For more information please a read this website.)
What does this mean to you? With digital media now the norm, the space required on your computer has become more than 10 million times larger. Fortunately storage has become much more attainable and affordable too.
Here is a quote from the aforementioned website: “The volume of unstructured data exploded in the past decade and half. Just compare the size of a text file such as The Divine Comedy — which was translated into English by Henry F. Cary in 1888 — at 553kB with the file size of an HD video that stores a movie like The Bourne Identity at 30GB. The difference is of seven orders of magnitude (107) or 10 million times.”
How am I affected?
What this means is that even though you already have some storage at your facility, you will likely need to add more or transition to a newer storage platform to keep up with the demands of your projects. This does not necessarily mean abandoning your old storage, just adding to or upgrading your current infrastructure.
Storage can exist as direct attach devices(including portable) such as USB, Thunderbolt, SAS, or even Fibre connectivity. It can also mean shared pools of storage like SAN and NAS. Shared Storage Platforms are usually connected to multiple computers via ethernet or fibre optic cables. This helps cut down file transfer times by allowing more than one person to work with the same files at the same time. This removes the need to duplicate, copy or move files from one system to another.
Vidcom represents several brands of storage platforms that will help you work more efficiently and effectively. We specialize in Shared storage solutions as well as direct attached and backup/archive tape solutions. We would be very happy to discuss your project needs to help you decide the best course of action for your company to take.
Storage Platform Brands we carry (amongst others..Call us if you don’t see the brand you are looking for):
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